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“An excellent morning walk with shops and beautiful temples ”
Review of Philosopher's Walk

Philosopher's Walk
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US$1,009.40*
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Ranked #54 of 1,382 things to do in Kyoto
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This scenic path follows cherry-tree lined canal and is named after a Kyoto University philosopher, Kitaro Nishida, who used it for his daily walk.
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Came during Sakura season - made for a very pretty walk. Some nice shops and cafes including a couple of street vendors. Calm and peaceful couple of hours - would recommend!

Thank Susan C
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"cherry blossoms"
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"nice walk"
in 101 reviews
"small canal"
in 27 reviews
"ginkakuji temple"
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"sakura season"
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"full bloom"
in 52 reviews
"beautiful path"
in 15 reviews
"silver pavilion"
in 63 reviews
"peaceful stroll"
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"shops and cafes"
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"sakura trees"
in 19 reviews
"early april"
in 15 reviews
"both sides"
in 24 reviews
"long walk"
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"philosophers path"
in 14 reviews
"take your time"
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"kyoto station"
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We came back to Philosopher path after 3 years and it remains the best place in Kyoto where you can enjoy Sakura. Highly recommended.

Thank DavideHongKong_China
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

This walk runs beside a small stream and is adorned with an amazing array of cherry trees. In the season, the effect is glorious.
The walk is very popular so you need to watch out for sudden stopping photo takers, for girls dressed in kimonos who wobble all over the place on their sandals, and, in some parts, vehicular traffic.
This is a delightful walk and not at all strenuous.

Thank Brianturkey
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

This is definitely a must-do if you are here during cherry blossom season. Spent about half-an-hour walking from one to the other.

Thank ghart83181
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

We took a bike tour and this was one of the stops. Beautiful cherry blossom views along the water canal, the whole way is a soul soothing experience and we also saw white cherry flowers.

Thank Janos H
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